December 10, 2014
| Tagged as: Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Humanitarian Response
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has called for a global initiative for Somali refugees by bringing together all stakeholders to find durable solutions. The participation of refugees themselves would add value to the discussion.
December 05, 2014
| Tagged as: Somalia, United Nations, Humanitarian Response
After completing a five days assessment mission to the port city of
Kismayo in southern Somalia earlier this year, 19 refugee
representatives from the Dadaab camps in Kenya have found that the
current security and socioeconomic situation is not fit for returnees
despite the local administration’s promise to provide such a conducive
December 01, 2014
| Alice Thomas
| Tagged as: Climate Displacement, Philippines, United Nations
In the beachside village of Jagnayan, I walk along the rows of plywood
temporary shelters – known here as bunkhouses – looking for Estralia, a
woman I met when I was here last February. The residents of the
bunkhouses are typhoon survivors whose homes were destroyed when
super-typhoon Haiyan, the strongest ever to make landfall, wrought total
destruction across this region a little over a year ago.
November 20, 2014
| Tagged as: Climate Displacement, Americas, Asia
In a world of new and emerging threats – from super storms to rising seas – the 60-year-old Refugee Convention may no longer be sufficient. But there are other ways to protect people affected by climate change.